26 ruger9 1 month ago "Because I read your tone as consistently dismissive of anything that doesn't have your seal of approval" You are correct- YOU are reading into it. And why do you care what I think anyway? I mean, if someone doesn't like a piece of gear that I like, I don't care. It doesn't affect how I feel about it. Viva la difference! I don't care that some people still refuse to play a solid state amp, Iove my Roland, and that's all that matters. They can love or not love whatever they wish. I never said modeling- or your "magic box" was bad... and I'll repeat myself again- just that I do not like modeled dirt (we WERE talking about boosters and fuzzes), and that I would like a box with real (analog) fuzz circuits in it. When you mentioned your modeler box, I said no- I'm talking about the real circuits. That's it. YOU are the one reading into things... "Then, logically, these sentences could be re-ordered to explain your objections." I did explain. Several times. I don't like modeled dirt. I've owned it. I don't like it.And theres no need to > "soften my resistance", I play digital delays, digital harmonizers, and a solid state amplifier. I'm simply not a fan of digital/modeled dirt, and I'm no longer a fan of machines that claim to "do it all". I like simple. You like what you like, and I like what I like. While I get we are all here to have discussions and throw ideas around, if someone were to tell me my Roland "wasn't good" or something, it's their loss. And they don't have to like it, because I love it. And their not liking it doesn't have any affect on my feelings for it.Everyone here can be "dismissive", especially when we have tried things and have experiences with them. I can't count the times Walter has been, especially to new technology. Doesn't bother me one bit. He don't like it. He don't want to like it. That's ok. He's happy playing what he's playing, and that's all that matters. You dig your little silver modeler box, and that's great- don't pay any attention to whether or not I dig it, it's irrelevant. You've found something you enjoy, good for you. Joy is what we all are searching for with this music thing.